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Governments around the world are taking draconian steps to suppress civil-society organizations, with measures ranging from restrictive laws and bureaucratic burdens to smear campaigns and censorship.

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This report aims to be one of the first comprehensive reports that monitors the conditions of migrant detention centers in Israel. As the laws around detention have only grown stricter in recent years, it is not out of the realm of possibility that detention will continue to be a major tool in the Israeli government’s policy towards migrant-workers and asylum-seekers. 

Environment and Sustainability

הזמנה לאירוע - צמיחה חכמה

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is pleased to invite you to a special event on the topic of The New Economy: Toward Smart Growth and Environmental Innovation. The event will include a keynote by the foundation’s President, Mr. Ralf Fücks, as well as other very interesting guests.

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An interview with the Co-President of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung on rethinking the concept of growth.

Gender and Democracy

The “Transparency Bill” serves to promote the delegitimization process of progressive NGOs in the country through a public shaming process that depicts the latter as minions of foreign governments

The purpose of this field guide is to present the Gender Equality in Action intervention model, its rationale and assumptions, in order to provide a common language and knowledge base for action. The intervention model is based on experience accumulated over the last years from a number of diverse groups operating as part of the program, and on case studies and research literature.

Als politisches Gesetz hat der Vorsitzende der Grünen-nahen Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Ralf Fücks, den Gesetzentwurf des israelischen Kabinetts gegen kritische NGOs bezeichnet. 

Foreign and regional security policy

In the past few weeks Israelis and Palestinians are facing increased violence. What are the reasons behind this new round of escalation? Have a look at the short movie from our latest discussion.  

This dossier highlights various aspects of change and continuity in U.S.- Israeli relations. The articles address the current diplomatic storm in U.S.-Israeli relations, the changes underway in the Jewish-American community, identity politics and approaches to diversity in the U.S. and Israel, as well as the successes and failures of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists.

Those convinced that Israel should not have been created in the first place, are entitled to their opinion. They must come clean about seeking a post-Israel endgame. An essay by Prof. Dan Rabinowitz

German-Israeli Dialogue

Bill restricting left-wing NGOs in Israel would make it difficult for Israel’s friends in Germany to fend off BDS, heads of pro-Israel parliamentary group say.

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A summary of our last Jerusalem Talks on the topic of "Jerusalem: the Core of the Conflict" from the Palestine-Israel Journal

"Since the Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem following the Six-Day-War of 1967, together with Moshe Dayan’s declaration that Israel will never again leave Jerusalem, the city has not known quiet.Since the Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem following the Six-Day-War of 1967, together with Moshe Dayan’s declaration that Israel will never again leave Jerusalem, the city has not known quiet". Read our director Kerstin Mueller opening speach on our latest Jerusalem Talks.

Welcome

The Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) is the German green foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. We are a non-profit organization striving to promote environmental justice and sustainable development, gender equality and human rights and to enhance democracy. In addition, we work to promote German-Israeli dialogue and seek to make a contribution in the fields of foreign and security policy. With headquarters in Berlin, Germany, the HBS has 30 offices worldwide and cooperates with local partners in more than 60 countries. 

The website of the Israel office displays our four program areas as well as publications, information on our project partners about the foundation. You are invited to visit often for further updates and please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or comments

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